The Role of Civil Commitment in the Opioid Crisis

Ish P. Bhalla, Nina Cohen, Claudia E. Haupt, Kate Stith, Rocksheng Zhong

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This article seeks to shed light on civil commitment in the context of the opioid crisis, to sketch the existing legal landscape surrounding civil commitment, and to illustrate the relevant medical, ethical, and legal concerns that policymakers must take into account as they struggle to find appropriate responses to the crisis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)343-350
Number of pages8
JournalMedicolegal news
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Medicine


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